Class Schedule for October 2015
ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE MIXED LEVEL, and BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME.
THE CLASS FEE FOR EACH CLASS APPEARS BELOW.
9.00 – 10.15 am – Vinyasa – Elizabeth $12
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Vinyasa – Dagmar $10 *NOTE: Jordan will teach this class on 10/12
4.15 -5.15 pm – Kids in Motion – Mecquel (loft) $15
4.30 – 5.45 pm – Vinyasa – Jordan $12
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Samuel $10
7.30 – 8.30 pm – Yoga for Beginners 4-Week Series – Amy (loft) – $50 for 4 weeks; preregistration is required. Please contact email@example.com to register for the next available series.
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Vinyasa -Samuel $10
9.00-10.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma (donation*)
12.00 -1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma (donation*)
4.30 -5.45 pm – Vinyasa- Gemma (donation*)
6.00 -7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Amy $12
6.15 – 7.15 pm – Yoga for Beginners 4 Week Series – Elizabeth (loft) – $50 for 4 weeks; preregistration is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the next available series.
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Gentle Vinyasa – Elizabeth $12
9.00 – 10.15 am – Kali Yoga – Mecquel $15, $10 for students
9.15 – 10.15 am – Mantra Meditation – Nina (loft) (donation)
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma (donation)
1.30 – 2.45 pm – Soulforce Yoga – Annie $12
4.30 – 5.30 pm – Vinyasa – Manisha $12 *
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Gemma (donation*)
6.00 – 7.00 pm – Gentle Vinyasa – Dagmar (loft) $12
7.30 – 8.45 pm – Gratitude Gita Bhagavad Gita Study Group – Vineet (loft) $5
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Vinyasa – Samuel $10
9.00-10.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma(donation*)
10.30-11.45 am – Align-Groove-Flow – Melanie $12
12.00-1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma (donation*)
4.30 – 5.45 pm – Vinyasa – Elizabeth $12
6.00 – 7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Dagmar $12
7.30 – 9.00 pm – Chinese Martial Arts Style Strength Training – Ato $14
9.00 – 10.15 am – Gentle Vinyasa – Gemma(donation*)
10.30 – 11.45 am – Mommy & Me Yoga (for 6 weeks to crawling) – Nina $15/class or $65 for 5 weeks : 10/2-10/30
12.00 – 1.00 pm – Lunchtime Vinyasa – Gemma(donation*)
6.00 -7.15 pm – Vinyasa – Samuel $10
7.45 – 9.00 pm – Hot Vinyasa – Samuel $10
8.00 – 9.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma(donation*)
10.00 -11.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma(donation*)
10.00 – 11.15 am – Prenatal Yoga – Nina (loft) $12
11.30 am – 12.30 pm – Beginners Vinyasa – Gemma * NOTE: this class will not meet on 10/17 – instead, please join us for our outdoor practice at the Morven Museum & Garden (55 Stockton Street Princeton) at 12 noon.
11.30 – 12.30 pm – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Nina (loft)(donation*)
12.00 – 1.00 pm on 10/17 – Yoga in the Garden at Morven – Gemma FREE
7.00 – 9.00 pm on 10/17 – Healing Journeys – Samuel $35
4.00 – 5.30 pm on 10/24 – Candlelight Yin Yoga – Gemma $15
8.00 – 9.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma (*donation)
10.00 – 11.15 am – Vinyasa – Gemma (*donation)
11.30 am – 12.30 pm – Deep Stretching – Gemma (*donation)
4.00 – 5.15 pm – Vinyasa – Elizabeth $12
5.30 – 6.45 pm – Vinyasa – Dagmar $12 *NOTE: Jordan will teach this class on 10/11
7.00 – 8.30 pm – Gratitude Yoga Community Meditation – Mikhail (*donation $12) *NOTE: this class will not meet on 10/11
7.00 – 8.30 pm on 10/11: Breath Workshop with Joceline (donation $15) *NOTE: this workshop will replace our Community Meditation on 10/11
* the suggested donation is $12
)We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel to class. We also have mats to borrow and water to purchase at the studio.
Private and Semi-Private Sessions:
Private one-on-one or small group sessions are a wonderful way to begin or deepen your yoga practice in a more intimate, individually focused setting. The fee for private sessions ranges from $90-$120.
This class teaches the alignment and actions of the mind and body that help us understand why we do the poses, and to do them with an increasing sense of ease, strength, and well-being. The pace of the class is slow, poses are held for longer periods, and props are used to help teach the shapes and sensations of the poses. It is a lifetime’s study, but even a one-hour session can do a lot for us. NOTE: This class will not meet during the summer months (June through August). We will resume the class in the Fall.
Yoga is a deep and ancient practice. However, it is meant to uplift the spirit, clear the mind, open the heart, and inspire each, and every student to reach their most enthusiastic experience of life. Align-Groove-Flow focuses on precise structural positioning, the balanced qualities of each posture, and the application of spiritual as well as evidence based practices and techniques to change and illuminate your everyday world! An added bonus… killer playlists so the mind, spirit, and body all groove together!!!
Candlelight Yin Yoga with Aromatherapy:
Our monthly Candlelight Yin Yoga class, conducted in a candlelit room, includes gentle Yin poses which are held for several minutes to give the muscles and connective tissue time to release tension, as well as more energetic Yang poses to keep the energy flowing. It is a non-rigorous, meditative practice that allows us to explore and connect with inner stillness and quietude; it is intended to help relieve the physical, energetic, mental, and emotional effects of everyday stresses. The practice is complemented by the use of therapeutic essential oils. Our Candlelight Yin Yoga classes are currently offered on a monthly basis, on Saturday afternoons from 4.00-5.30 pm. Please check our Events page for dates of upcoming Candlelight Yin Yoga classes.
This class offers a chance to slow down, cultivate mindfulness, and surrender into the release of longer-held stretches. Help prevent and heal injuries, enhance athletic performance, increase flexibility, release tension, reduce stress, and nourish body, mind and spirit.
Chinese Martial Arts Strength Training:
This strength training class is a fusion of eastern and western fitness regimens designed to change the body from the inside out. Originally developed as a physical conditioning program for the advanced martial arts, the program builds the strength, coordination, stamina and flexibility required for demanding physical exercise. Using a combination of isometric and aerobic body movements to tone and condition the body, the class combines both aerobic and anaerobic exercises to create a workout that strengthens the body’s cardiovascular system, core muscles and tendons while gradually toning the skin and superficial muscles. It requires very little space, no weights or equipment, and it’s fun. Once you learn the principles and practice you can take it with you anywhere and practice your entire life.
Less rigorous than the Vinyasa Flow class, the Gentle Vinyasa Flow class moves at a more moderate pace, allowing students to focus on the breath and generate mindfulness while developing an awareness of alignment within the poses.
Gratitude Yoga Book Club:
Revered as one of the most sacred wisdom texts of the East and widely considered a foundational treatise on yoga practice, the Bhagavad Gita brings readers to the intersection of spirituality and the human experience. Though millennia old, its refreshingly practical and comforting wisdom is as relevant today as it was in ancient times. In this weekly facilitated study of the text, we will embark on a journey through the teachings of the Gita and explore how those teachings resonate with our experiences and struggles in the here and now. We will examine a number of themes raised by the Gita, and use the Gita’s own core of Bhakti Yoga-the path of love, grace, and gratitude-as a lens through which to encounter the rest of the book. Interactive exercises, small group discussion, and opportunities to meditate and reflect on the teachings will help transform our study from the informational to the experiential. Sessions will be facilitated by Vineet Chandler, Director of Hindu Life at Princeton University. All are welcome, no previous experience with the text is required. Materials will be provided. Suggested donation: $5/session or $75 for all 20 sessions. NOTE: Our Gratitude Gita Study Group will not meet during the summer months (June through August). We will resume our Gratitude Gita sessions in the Fall.
Gratitude Yoga Community Meditation:
Our weekly practice of Kundalini-style meditationmeets on Sunday evenings. The weekly sessions will provide some basic instruction, and include periods of silent meditation, chanting, guided meditation, and occasional selected readings. No prior meditation experience is necessary. All are welcome. For more information, please feel free to email email@example.com, or call Gemma at 732 642 9721.
Practicing yoga in a hot environment opens the muscular/skeletal system, it stimulates the glandular system, and helps eliminate toxins to rebuild the body from old injuries. Beyond the physical implications, environmental heat acts as a powerful and tangible psychological force that compels students of all levels to overcome attachment to external distractions. This supports the practice of meditation, considered the primary vehicle for self-realization in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Hot yoga practice builds strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Hot Yoga will keep your mind focused, relieve stress, purify your blood, improve circulation and restore health and vitality to your body and soul.
Moving beyond the mat, this class explores the intelligence of the body as it moves through space, responding to the weight of gravity, the lightness of air with the fluidity of water. Drawing from influences of Yoga, Ideokinesis, Feldenkrais, Modern Dance, and other somatic techniques, we integrate movement re-patterning explorations to develop movement/body awareness, mobility, core strength, and fluidity. This class will deepen our practice, and develop new movement possibilities that bring your body, mind, and spirit into alignment with joyful, honest expression.
Kids in Motion:
Kids In Motion is a yoga-based movement/dance practice. As childhood is the time when motor learning is being established, through the process of play, and exploration, we are building brain patterns for a lifetime of coordination, strength, and range of motion. Drawing on techniques from modern dance, improvisation, ideokinesis, and other somatic modalities, movement is offered as a means of learning, problem solving, communicating, enjoyment and expression. NOTE: This class will not meet in August. It will resume on 9/21.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation:
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful technology appropriate for all that is designed to trigger an experience of the unchanging Self. In each class, we use movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. Kundalini Yoga brings a greater feeling of well-being and happiness – our natural birthright as humans. This powerful and effective form of Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, is a great way to recharge and heal your body quickly. How? By stimulating the nervous and immune systems, while improving strength and flexibility, as it centers the mind and opens the heart. From your very first class, you’ll reap the rewards.
Mommy & Me Yoga:
The first three years of your child’s life are a sacred time where patterns are being established that will last a lifetime. Practices such as yoga, meditation, chanting, and spending time with a community of conscious parents will allow your children to carry that trust, love, joy and community forever within them… whatever they do and wherever they go. Practice yoga, meditate, relax, sing and rejoice together!
Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. It is a time for nurturing, slowing down and learning to meditate, while being in the company of other mothers-to-be. These unique Prenatal Yoga Classes provide safe, simple and effective exercises designed to strengthen and relax your rapidly changing body, preparing you for a conscious childbirth. Join other pregnant women as you strengthen your physical body with yoga, and bring clarity and fearlessness to your mind through meditation. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is the cornerstone of our Prenatal Yoga classes, which go far beyond the physical realm of mere movement. Our prenatal program helps mothers-to-be discover a deeper sense of peace and harmony within. All women at any stage in their pregnancy are welcome.
Mantra Meditation Series:
Soulforce Yoga incorporates concentrated aspirate (Ujayii) breathing, lower belly contraction, and fixated gazing in an effort to gain control over the mind and the senses. In combination with physical poses (asanas) and exercises the mind and body will reunite. Through this approach we can open the gates of the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, and space) and to close the gates of the five poisons (ignorance, ego, attachment, aversion, and doubt).
Yoga for Beginners 4-Week Series: